I decided to watch this just to see how much of a disaster it really was.

On the whole it was quite terrible, mostly due to Johnny Depp trying too hard to be funny, and just not pulling it off, and the rest of the cast of the very decent cast just doing what they could with the terrible jokes they were given.

There were one or two scenes which raised a smile, and I have seen far worse comedies, but I was still wondering while watching this why it was made. Didn’t anyone who read the script before filming think it was going to be a bomb? Maybe they thought having Johnny Depp starring was money in the bank, but that did not work out as this made $47.3 million against a $60 million budget.

Next up we have Johnny in Pirates of the Caribbean 4, which I don’t have much hope for. Still, On Stranger Tides made over a billion bucks, more than the first two films, even though it was by far the weakest film in the series so far, so it probably will be a huge success.

Date watched: February 1st
Score: 3/10
Film count 2017: 24


One thought on “Mortdecai

  1. Dan O. February 2, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Not as bad as everyone made it out to be, but yeah, still pretty lame. Nice review.


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